In a report recently issued by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office, in 2010 there were over 610 fatal crashes on the roads of Oklahoma that year. Of this total, over 450 were the drivers on the vehicles, and unfortunately, 217 were either passengers, bicyclists, pedestrians or occupants that we simply parked in a vehicle.
Admittedly, while there can be many causes of a car crash, at the Edwards Law Firm we strongly believe that negligent drivers need to be held responsible and accountable for their actions.
With this in mind, we are dedicated to ensuring that injury victims receive fair and just compensation when injured in a car wreck, and will fight for the MAXIMUM amount that our client may be eligible for.
For help with your injury claim, contact us now by filling out the form to the right.
Common Accident Injuries
Some of these include (but are not limited to):
- Back injuries
- Brain and head traumas
- Spinal cord injuries
- Leg and knee injury
- Seat belt trauma
What To Do After A Collsion
A collision scene can be a very disorienting environment. With potential hazards of smoke, fire, broken glass and debris at the scene - along with flashing lights and sirens of any law enforcement or first response teams - it can be dififcult to be mindful of the events that happen shortly after a crash has occurred.
Some simple tips to remember include:
- move away from immediate danger
- remain calm
- call 9-1-1
- turn on your hazard lights (if they are operable after the crash)
- write down the names and contact information of any witnesses of the accident
- exchange information with the other driver
- use your cell phone to take pictures of the scene
- ask the responding officer for a copy of the accident report
As people often forget the details of an event shortly after it has happened, these simple tips can help to provide valuable information for an attorney, should you need to pursue a claim for compensation.
Handling Insurance Company Inquiries
In most post-collision situations, the insurance company that has issued an insurance policy to the at-fault driver will often send out an assessor to determine the cause of the accident, and an approximate estimate of the damages.
It is VERY IMPORTANT to understand that these investigators are NOT your friend. They are highly-skilled individuals, that are trained to obtain sensitive information from you and your loved ones when you are most vulnerable.
This is where we can also help. By hiring our services, we can help to prepare you for their questions or in many instances, will simply have you refer all of their inquiries directly to our attorneys.
By doing this, we can help to further guide you safely past the areas that many injury vicitms fall into - thereby allowing you to focus on your recovery - in the knowledge that we are representing you with your best interests at heart.
What Does It Cost To Hire Your Attorney?
Here at the Edwards Law Firm, we have a strong belief that everyone should have access to competent legal cousel. With this in mind, we proudly work on a contigency basis. What this means is that we do not charge you for our services or our fees unless we obtain a settlement for you.
We also gladly offer a "Free Case Review" - which allows potential customers just like you to contact our team of attorneys with information about your injury, and we will then review it and help determine if you have grounds to file a claim - totally free.
If we deem that you do have a case, we will advise you on the best way to move forward with proceedings.
How To Contact Us In Tulsa, McAlester, Oklahoma City, Sherman Or Fort Smith Today
With offices in Oklahoma, Texas and Arkansas, our team of attorneys are ready to help you. We provide over 50 years of combined legal experience, and the tools and resources to handle your personal injury litigation.
Having won over $50 MILLION in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients, we also have the determination and desire to fight for your MAXIMUM compensation in a court of law.
To find out more, please contact us on 1-800-304-9246 and one of our intake team will collect the details of your injury and then quickly refer you to one of our attorneys - it's that easy.
Alternatively, simply complete the "Free Case Review" form on this page for your free evaluation from our Tulsa auto accident attorney!